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Tatiara volunteers raise $55,000 for Flying Doctor

15 Aug 2019

A dedicated group of Tatiara volunteers has raised $55,000 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), representing their fundraising efforts with the support of the Tatiara community over the past year.

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RFDS Billboard launched on Yorke Peninsula

Sign of the Times on Yorke Peninsula

17 Dec 2015

Yorke Peninsula residents now have a colourful daily reminder of the importance of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) to their region. In a first for South Australia, a new roadside billboard has been unveiled on the Copper Coast Highway near Paskeville.

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New aircraft joins RFDS fleet

New PC-12 'Juliet' joins the fleet

19 Nov 2015

The dedication of a new Pilatus PC-12 'flying intensive care unit' by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) has been given an added boost with the generous gifting of $600,000 by Adelaide businessman Simon Hackett to fund the aeromedical fitout of the new aircraft - VH-FXJ or "Juliet'.

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Rod McRedmond

'Rocket' Rod signs off after 34 years

09 Nov 2015

From meeting the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to the first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong, Pilot Rod McRedmond has had a fair few adventures in between during his 34 years with the RFDS. After 18,600 flying hours Rod has decided to hang up his wings.

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Kids waving at plane

Flying Doctor unites outback community

09 Nov 2015

Five-year-old cousins Deborah and Hamish Bayley have finished School of the Air for the day while the mustering has been paused for a day so everyone can catch up on odd jobs around the homestead.

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Gene Hildebrand

54 shocks keep Gene alive in the air

24 Aug 2015

Watch the remarkable Nine News Adelaide story of the survival of heart patient Gene Hildebrand and his dramatic RFDS flight from Alice Springs to Adelaide for emergency heart surgery on 6 July 2015.

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rally car

Outback Odyssey delivers $123,000

20 Aug 2015

A gruelling eight-day trek from Alice Springs to Darwin via Queensland has raked in a record $123,000 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. This year, 68 competitors drove 27 pre-1985 vehicles in the 23rd edition of the OZ Outback Odyssey in style.

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plane landing on dirt airstrip

Teamwork in a heartbeat saves Darryl

17 Aug 2015

An acute sense of self-awareness, a rapid response by work mates and a 700 kilometre flight from the outback combined to save the life of Darryl "Fuzz" Hucks.

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pub dental clinic

No ordinary bush Dental Clinic

17 Aug 2015

It's no ordinary visit to the dentist when the clinic comes to you in an outback pub dining room on the Birdsville Track. For bush folk, the pub clinic is the difference between getting your teeth seen to now or having to take days off work to drive hundreds of kilometres to see a dentist in town.

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